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Posted: 1005001295000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016848411000
I am looking for a John Haston/Hastain Hammons who married
a Sarah (Sally) Byers. This may have been his second marriage. He appears in the 1850 Jackson Co., Alabama census as Horton Hammons.


Re: Hammons/Hammonds

Posted: 1027563795000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1100577321000
Surnames: Hammons, Lewallen
Did Horton have a son who married a Lewallen? I have a great-great aunt Polly Lewallen who married a Hammons. She was born in jackson Co., AL, but I cannot find her in the 1850 or 1860 census, although she is named in a probate in 1870.

Re: Hammons/Hammonds

Posted: 1358971368000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammons/Hammonds/Barrier
Here is an update to my previous post.
John Haston Hammons married a Sarah/Sally Barrier, daughter of
William Martin Barrier and Mariah Copenhaver. Her siblings were Francis Marion Barrier, Thomas Barrier, John Martin Barrier, and Nancy Elizabeth Barrier. John Haston Hammons and Sarah Barrier Hammons moved to Benton Co., MO by 1860 where they raised their family. I am still looking for any information on John Haston Hammons and his wife Sally.
Thanks, Lynda

Re: Hammons/Hammonds

Posted: 1378342522000
Classification: Query
Hello Lynda,
Came across your post. This BARRIER line is part of my husband's WHITE line, including COPENHAVERs. This is what I have on John and Sarah (Barrier) HAMMONS, and the bits I have on their children. From this you should be able to follow them in census records.

SARAH SALLY (BARRIER) HAMMONS, b.1830, AL, d.1889, m: JOHN HASTON "Haston" HAMMONS, b.1823, d.1862. In 1850 listed in Jackson, AL. By 1860 moved to Benton, MO and raised their family there. In 1862 Haston was killed while working in his field by Union Civil War bushwackers who came through Bentonville (a number of other neighboring men were also killed in the same way by the same group on the same day, including an uncle of Sarah's, Charles Nathan Suiter, who was married to Sarah's aunt Elizabeth (Copenhaver), a sister of Sarah's mother Mary/Mariah (Copenhaver). In 1870-80 widowed Sally resided in Alexander, Benton, MO. Sarah (Barrier) and John Hammons had children:

SARAH HAMMONS, b.abt.1845, AL, By 1880 in Burnet, TX, already married to ALBERT ATKISON, b.1840, TX, Albert a farmer; Sarah's sister, Nancy, resided with them.

NANCY HAMMONS, b.abt.1847, AL. In 1870 resided with widowed mother. In 1880 resided with sister Sarah and her family in Burnet, TX.

JOHN CLEVELAND HAMMONS, b.10/7/1850, AL, d.1920. In 1870 resided with his widowed mother. In 1872 1st m: SARAH CATHERINE "Kittie" (MORGAN), b.10/2/1852, MO, d.8/19/1907, MO. In 1880 resided in Alexander, Benton, MO. In 1900 resided in Osage, Henry Co., MO. Had children. In 1917 in Benton, MO 2nd m: widow MARY MALINDA "Maggie" (ROBERTSON) (GUTHRIE), b.1865, MO. In 1910 resided in Alexander, Benton, MO. John and Kittie bired at Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton, MO.




STERLING HAMMONS, b.1861, MO. In 1880 resided with widowed mother in Alexander, Benton, MO.


Re: Hammons/Hammonds

Posted: 1378355175000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the information you posted on my Hammons. I have been tracing this family line for over 30 years and every tidbit helps. I have long suspected the Haston's first name was John.
According to family lore John C. Hammons, Haston's and Sally's son was always called "Little John". I have never been able to find any document that showed John C's middle name. You have as Cleveland, which is interesting since John C. Hammons and Catherine Morgan had a son named Daniel Cleveland Hammons. As a side note. Kittie Morgan Hammons was the daughter of Daniel P. Morgan and Susan Margaret Thompson of Sumner Co., TN. By all accounts Daniel P. Morgan was quite a character. He is part of the Morgan line from Sumner Co., TN.

Haston and Sally Hammons son Martin Mark C. Hammons was born 3 Nov 1860 and died 2 March 1899. He was married to Margaret Ellen P. McMillen. After his death she married Elbert Feaster and when he died she married John C. Hammons, brother of Martin Hammons his brother. They later divorced and he married Mary Malinda Robertson,

I have never been able to find any info on the other children of John C. and Kittie Morgan Hammons. I know that again according to family lore that tuberuloisis (sp) was very bad in this line.

In looking over my notes I'm afraid I don't see in any of the census records a Sarah/Sally Hammons, older sister to Nancy.

1850 Jackson County, Alabama Census Distict 19 12/3/1850 55/99
Hammons Horton 24 M Farmer Unknown (1826)
Hammons Sarah 23 F Unknown (1827)
Hammons Nancy 3 F Alabama
Hammons John 2/12 M Alabama

1860 Mo Census for Benton County, Warsaw Twp. pg. 237-238 shows MO22946142
Aston Hammond 37 North Carolina (1823)
Sarah 32 Alabama (1828)
Nancy 12 Alabama
John 9 Alabama
Patience 6 MO
Francis 4 MO
Mark 1 MO

I too have been reseaching the Barrier family. I have a pretty good handle on Mariah Copenhaver Barrier's children. My one exception is Thomas Barrier. He married a woman named Fannie. I have never been able to find a marriage record for them or a birth/death record for either one. Or a last name for Fannie.

It's funny how one finds leads in genealogy. Family lore had Sally Barrier as being referred to as "Sow Byers" not very flattering I must say, so for years I looked all over Alabama for a Sally/Sarah Byers. It was only by pure luck that I happened upon a Mariah Barrier living next door to a Horton Hammons in the 1850 Jackson Co., AL census and by doing a little guessing figured that Barrier not Byers was Sally's maiden name. Unfortunately I have not found a marriage record for Haston and Sally.

Finding the parents of John Haston Hammons has certainly been a brick wall. There are two separate lines of Hammons in Jackson Co., AL. One is Phillip Hamman line and the other is the John Hammons line of Warren Co., TN. I have traced both lines and can't see where Haston fits in either one. What is interesting is that Valentine Hamman, son of Phillip Hamman also settled in Benton Co., MO before Haston and his family arrived. Valentine had a son born between 1825 and 1830, but since Valentine Hamman could not be found in the 1840 census, I have no idea if the son died or could possibly be Haston. Valentine Hammans died around 1862 at the same time so many were being killed in their own fields. His wife predeceased him. He had one son showing in the 1850 census be he died young. Valentine died without a will, but had two daughters that laid claim to his estate. Given that Haston died about the same time i wondered if that is why Haston's famuly made no claim to the estate. Or Haston wasn't related at all and it was just one of those quirky things that the two men ended up in the same place. Interesting though that they would end up within miles of one another in Benton Co., MO.

I would be happy to share anything I have on the Barrier family and I would appreciate any info that you come across on Haston Hammons and his possible parents.

Best Regards, Lynda
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